Tunisia goalkeeper ‘fakes injury’ so that teammates break Ramzan fast

Tunisia goalkeeper ‘fakes injury’ so that teammates break Ramzan fast

Mouez Hassen, a goalkeeper for the Tunisian football team appeared to feign injury at sundown so that his teammates could break their Ramadan fast during games.

Footage of the incident has been shared by a Tunisian football fan account.


The 23-year-old keeper spotted going down on the pitch with an ‘injury’ not once – but twice during the friendly matches against Portugal and Turkey, reported BBC.

On two separate occasions, his ‘injury’ coincided with the time of sunset, which is when the Ramzan fasting ends.

As the goalie lay on the field to receive medical treatment, his teammates rushed to the sidelines and were seen snacking on dates and drinking water.

The goalkeeper has since been teased on Twitter, including by French professional Chaker Alhadhur, who joked: ‘It’s all right now, we know you were pretending.’

Replying to Alhadhur tweet, a Hassen wrote: ‘I was injured bruv’ followed by laughing emojis.

After getting food and water, his re-energised team staged a comeback and that match also finished 2-2.